May 2, 2014

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Protected: Extrinsic Motivation vs. Intrinsic Motivation

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April 30, 2014

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SafeAssign gets a makeover!

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In a previous post we discussed the how and why’s of using plagiarism detection software: http://wp.wpi.edu/atc-ttl/2010/03/18/avoiding-plagiarism/, if you have not read this post it is highly recommended to acquaint you with the world of plagiarism detection.  In this post we focused predominately on the detection tool available here at WPI called Safe Assign. Safe Assign […]

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April 9, 2014

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But what WORKS? Vocabulary and Debate in Education

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A recent post on Chronicle of Higher Education by Casting Out Nines blogger Robert Talbert addressed the need for some common definitions of flipped classrooms and flipped learning.  We have spoken about flipping the classroom here before, and since this initial post more and more WPI faculty have been experimenting with these models.  Many lessons […]

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March 19, 2014

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A Little Problem Editing WMV (And solution)

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Disclaimer: Jim cannot fix your computer; Jim is sharing a solution he found to a problem that popped up on campus. If Jim’s solution does not work for your computer, Jim is probably not the right person to contact. Hi folks, Quick post, in case anyone out there is still suffering from a problem that […]

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January 28, 2014

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Blackboard 9.1 Feature Spotlight: Discussion Board Enhancements

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About Discussions The latest version of blackboard 9.1 brought with it several enhancements including a facelift in the Discussion Board.  The Discussion Board has all of the old features we know and love with an all new interface! According to Blackboard: Highlights include: All posts on one page – all of the posts in a […]

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January 15, 2014

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That’s What We Are Here For!

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Yesterday I had one of what we call our “great meetings”.  I met with two faculty (don’t worry, they shall not be named here) who identified some of their teaching challenges.  We spent our time discussing the following topics: 1.  Grading multiple choice exams.  How can we cut down on grading time while also gathering […]

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December 13, 2013

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Attention all Blackboard Social Users – New EULA

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Do you use the Blackboard Social tools?  Are you used to seeing a small image of your choosing in the upper right hand corner of your screen?  If so, you may have noticed that this image was gone as of this morning.  What the heck happened? Blackboard has issues an update to their End User […]

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December 11, 2013

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New Resource! Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series

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Blackboard, the software behind myWPI, has hosted a series of webinars over the past few months focused on how to best use the tool for teaching.  The series is now available on YouTube:  Click HERE! These recordings are hosted by a variety of individuals, including Blackboard experts and faculty.  The topics vary from “Best Practices […]

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November 6, 2013

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The more things change…use of media in the classroom.

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This term I am taking a course that covers the history of educational technology.  You may hear more from me on the topic!  One of the themes that keeps striking me repeatedly is the pattern we have suffered in this field.  The challenges I face in my role today, such as a lack of a […]

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October 3, 2013

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Conducting an Online Survey? Qualtrics is the tool for you.

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What is it?  Qualtrics’ Research Suite is an online survey software solution for WPI Students, Faculty, and Staff that allows users to collect, analyze and act on relevant data. Who is eligible to create surveys?  All WPI Community Members with an @wpi.edu email address! How do I get there? https://wpi.qualtrics.com Where can I learn more? […]

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